SAR Species Hunt


Our Ultimate Predator

THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE ULTIMATE PREDATOR IN OUR SPECIES CHALLENGE....WHO WILL IT BE? The angler with the most species of course on closing day October 31st 2017!....You must catch at least 26 different species to get to the top of the table and gain this status.



Eltel
Bass, Common Blenny, Butterfish,  Coalfish, Cod, Common Eel, Dab, Dogfish, Dragonet, Eelpout, Flounder, Leopard Spotted Goby, Grey Gurnard, Tub Gurnard, Herring,  Ling, Mackerel, Thick Lipped Grey Mullet, Plaice, Pollack,  Pouting, Thornback Ray, 5B Rockling, Shore Rockling, Sandeel, Scad, LS Sea Scorpion, Shad, Smelt, Starry Smoothound, Sprat, Tadpole Fish, Sea Trout, Turbot, Weaver, Whiting, Ballan Wrasse, Corkwing Wrasse. 
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Thunderpants
Bass, Common Blenny, Tompot Blenny, Black Bream, Coalfish, Cod, Dab, Dogfish, Dragonet, Common Eel, Conger Eel, Flounder, Rock Goby, Tub Gurnard, Herring, Bull Huss, Mackerel, Plaice, Pollack, Poor Cod, Pouting, Blonde Ray, Starry Smoothound, Spotted Ray, 5B Rockling, Shore Rockling, Scad, LS Sea Scorpion, Tadpole Fish, Turbot, Whiting, Ballan Wrasse, Corkwing Wrasse, Cuckoo Wrasse, Goldsinny Wrasse.
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Your Status: Great White

You must catch twenty different species in Marlin first to become a Great White  member.



Uncle Filthster
Common Blenny, Tompot Blenny, Yarrells Blenny, Coalfish, Cod, Dab, Dogfish, Conger Eel, Flounder, Black Goby, Rock Goby, Herring, Mackerel, Plaice, Pollack, Pouting, LS Sea Scorpion, Starry Smoothound, Tadpole Fish, Turbot, Whiting, Ballan Wrasse, Corkwing Wrasse, Goldsinny Wrasse.
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Your Status: Marlin

You must catch 15 different species in Tuna before moving up to Marlin status



Steven Smith
Bass, Common Blenny, Cod, Coalfish, Dab, Dogfish, Common Eel,  Flounder, Herring, Mackerel, Golden Grey Mullet, Thick Lipped Grey Mullet, Plaice, Pollack, Poor Cod, Shore Rockling, Turbot, Sea Trout, Ballan Wrasse, Corkwing Wrasse. 
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Sam Smith
Bass, Common Blenny, Coalfish, Cod, Dab, Dogfish, Common Eel, Flounder, Herring, Mackerel, Golden Grey Mullet, Thick Lipped Grey Mullet, Plaice, Pollack, Shore Rockling, LS Sea Scorpion, Turbot, Sea Trout, Ballan Wrasse, Corkwing Wrasse.
20
Mark Davison
Common Blenny, Coalfish, Cod, Dab, Common Eel, Flounder, Herring, Mackerel, Plaice , Pollack, 5B Rockling, Shore Rockling, Sandeel, LS Sea Scorpion, Turbot, Whiting, Ballan Wrasse. 
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Liam Smith
Common Blenny, Coalfish, Cod, Common Eel, Dab, Dogfish, Flounder, Herring, Mackerel, Golden Grey Mullet, Plaice, Pollack, Shore Rockling, Turbot, Sea Trout, Ballan Wrasse, Corkwing Wrasse.
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Your Status: Tuna

To attain tuna status you must catch ten different species in mackerel status first.





Whalesharkman
Bass, Yarrels Blenny, Coalfish, Cod, Dab, Common Eel, Eelpout, Flounder, Mackerel, Pollack, Shore Rockling, LS Sea Scorpion, Turbot, Whiting, Ballan Wrasse. 15
DubberGaz
Bass, Gilthead Bream, Coalfish, Cod, Dab, Flounder,  Mackerel, Sandeel, Plaice, Pollack, Shore Rockling, LS Sea Scorpion, Sprat, Weever, Corkwing Wrasse.
15
Lichtie
Coalfish, Cod, Common Blenny, Dab, Yarrells Blenny, Pollack, Poor Cod, LS Sea Scorpion, Ballan Wrasse, Corkwing Wrasse, Cuckoo Wrasse, Goldsinny Wrasse, Rock Cook Wrasse.
13
Dale19
Bass, Coalfish, Cod, Flounder, Herring, Mackerel, 5B Rockling, Sandeel, LS Sea Scorpion, Turbot, Whiting.
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Your Status: Mackerel

To attain this status, you must catch five different species in sardine status first.



Pete from Shields

Cod, Dab, Dogfish, Flounder, LS Sea Scorpion, Whiting, Ballan Wrasse.

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Tyler
Coalfish, Flounder, LS Sea Scorpion, Turbot, Ballan Wrasse, Corkwing Wrasse.
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Your Status: Sardines

Catch five different species as a sardine and you'll move up to mackerel status on your sixth.



Cosmic Cat
Coalfish, Dab, Pollack, Whiting, Ballan Wrasse.
5
Nooofish
Coalfish, Cod, Pollack, LS Sea Scorpion, Ballan Wrasse.
5
Juliogeordio
Bass, Flounder, Pollack, Turbot.
4
Captain Birdseye
Flounder, Turbot.
2
Tonynufc
Dab, Ling, Whiting.
3
Kayos
Ling.
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Offline Uncle_Filthster

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Hounds
« on: May 24, 2015, 11:31:04 PM »
The genetic research by Farrell, Clarke and Mariani (2009) into smoothound identification showed external features, such as colouring (spots) are an unreliable method for species identification.  They found starry smoothhounds exist without spots and that every sample analysed turned out to be a starry (no 'common' hounds were recorded at all).  The shark trust is now classing all records as starry hounds in light of this research that showed that commons probably have a much further south distribution than previously thought when identification was done purely on external features and as such are probably very rare in UK waters if they exist here at all.

A similar thing happened with orchids about 10 years ago when several species and variants were genetically tested and were reclassified as a result.  Some being confirmed as the species they were named, some being shown to be a variant of a species and some classed as variants being shown to be a separate species.

Therefore are we still going to classify fish for the hunt with no spots as common hounds?

I'll try and keep this to my one and only 'getting scientific' post on species hunts (don't mention gobies)  smiley-lol.gif smiley-lol.gif 

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Re: Hounds
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2015, 11:51:06 PM »
Spanner in the works comes to mind....  smiley-lol.gif I read that research a while ago but as I'm not exactly prolific as a hound hunter I didn't give it a second thought  .unsure. smiley-lol.gif
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Re: Hounds
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2015, 10:20:07 AM »
Yes we had this discussion the other day in my car on our hound hunt...apparently another bit of research which I've not read tbh on Lincolnshire hounds cane up with a different set of data that found some fish were commons. At the moment until the science is clear and uk hounds are reclassified I think we should have commons? In the race...decision is up to mike however who will likely look into this deeper  .cool.
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Re: Hounds
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2015, 11:58:49 AM »
Well as anglers we only have the spots to go on so we either stick to how we are doing it or scrap the different species and only have one type of "smoothound" allowed in the hunt. Since we are doing this hunt for fun, I am happy to keep the spots as an identification feature and leave both species in but if anyone would prefer not to then please speak up. We can make this a vote and I will go with the majority decision. So if everyone taking part in the hunt could please reply below with a vote either "two species" or "one species". Cheers.

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Re: Hounds
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2015, 12:24:02 PM »
Smoothound as two species for me
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Re: Hounds
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2015, 12:41:58 PM »
Two species untill clearly proven otherwise... .cool.
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Re: Hounds
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2015, 12:50:14 PM »
Two for me Mike.

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Re: Hounds
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2015, 02:58:17 PM »
Two spieces for me.
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Re: Hounds
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2015, 09:36:44 PM »
Any more info on the Lincolnshire research JV?  Was it genetic or physical?  I've had a search about but can't find owt, wish I was still able to access the academic journal search website to see if I could find out anything more as this kind of stuff interests me.

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Re: Hounds
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2015, 10:40:31 PM »
Two for me Mike,
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Re: Hounds
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2015, 11:17:20 PM »
Think andy copeland knows more about it tbh lee
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Re: Hounds
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2015, 06:48:36 PM »
two for me ( but im going to say that as i currently have both ) the research i remember reading was on shark DNA and they found the common and starry had different patterns,I'm sure it was in a total sea fishing or another mag,certainly the British Record Fish Committee recognise them as two species and the fact they have different latin name suggest this has been the case for a while .
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S 23 2 0 10 488 1972 D Carpenter, Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex
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B 28 0 0 12 700 1969 A T Chilvers, Heacham, Norfolk
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Re: Hounds
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2015, 09:09:38 PM »
Mmm interesting that Andy thanks.

Ok two species it is then,.

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Re: Hounds
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2015, 10:34:43 PM »
Bugger, I wrote a lengthy reply that would probably bore the pants off everyone and it's just disappeared  .livid.  C.B.A to type it all out again  either .livid.  smiley-lol.gif
 

 

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